MILROY - The annual Mifflin County Babe Ruth League's Bob Reigle Memorial Tournament will be held this weekend at Armagh Memorial Field.
Seven of the league's 10 teams are playing in the single-elimination tournament.
The tournament begins at 2 p.m. today when Belltown (seventh seed) takes on No. 2 Beaver Springs. Then at 4:30, McVeytown (sixth) plays Reedsville (third). League champion Lewistown West gets a bye.
In the final game of the first round, No. 5 Yeagertown battles fourth-place Milroy. The seeds are based on the final 2012 league standings.
On Sunday at 2 p.m., the winner of the Yeagertown-Milroy game plays Lewistown. Then at 4:30 p.m., the winners of the Belltown-Beaver Springs and McVeytown-Reedsville games will square off.
The final is set for 7:30 p.m. between the winners of the 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. games.
The tournament is named for the late Bob Reigle, who managed Reedsville for 30 years between 1968-1997. Reigle died in May of 1998.
He was the first manager to win 500 games as his career record was 504-243.
It was at the suggestion of Reigle back in 1976 that the Mifflin County league expanded its schedule from 14 to 21 games and it's now at 27. Thanks to that philosphy, the league and baseball in Mifflin County was changed.
There have been a few surprises during the years since the tournament was started back in 2001.
In 2004, Belltown came into the tournament with a 7-17 record and then went on a three game winning streak to win the Bob Reigle.
It was Belltown again in 2005 that pulled off a stunning upset. Belltown went into the tournament with an 0-24 record and it was paired against Reedsville, which the previous night had lost to McVeytown in a playoff game to decide the league title.
Belltown then upset Reedsville with a 5-4 win.
But, the biggest win of all in the Bob Reigle came in 2010 when Beaver Springs beat Lewistown in the championship game, 6-3, to stop the West's 73-game winning streak.